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One of our members here - Danny - is the grandson of Harry Gregg.

Maybe you could pass this on to him Danny ... :)

BE NICE IF EVERYONE ADDS A QUICK COMMENT TOO...

Dear Harry ...

Last night I watched the 2 programs on BBC4 which featured yourself and Sir
Bobby in some truly emotional and thought provoking interviews. I thank you so
much for taking the time, and having the courage to do these for us United fans.

What you did in Munich is truly awe inspiring !!

I knew nothing of what you did until I joined this forum.

After being involved in an accident of this magnitude and surviving, I would
imagine 99.999% of the population would have the same reaction I would. Get
out the plane and run for your life - stop for nothing uintil you are well clear of
danger and then stop - and thank God for allowing you to live.

That's what I would have done - and I say that hand on heart !

But you didn't did you ... ?

No ...

You got out the plane ...

Then you stopped because you thought you could hear a baby crying. Then you
went back inside the plane to bring that defenceless baby out to safety. This act
alone deserves a Victoria Cross as far as I am concerned.

If you had run for safety at this point that would have been fine you were already
a hero for this act alone !!

But you didn't ... you went back again to save the lady who was pregnant - and
again you went back to save 2 of your team mates.

Now surely it's time to run for safety ...

But you then circled the plane to see if there was anybody else who needed your
help !!

I'm lost for words at this point for what you did.

But it just gets even more incredible

14 days after the crash you turned up at Old Trafford to play for United in an FA
Cup tie against Sheffield United. You had to play with 'team mates' you had
never even met before !!

But despite this - you guys won !!

You even fought so hard you made it to the Cup Final where the dream ended
unfavourably but who cares. The fact you men even managed to play at all is
incredible.

You my friend are one in a billion.

You got the MBE but more importantly - you have the respect and love of 300
million United fans woldwide. Without you and the rest of the 'Busby Babes' we
wouldn't have the Manchester United we have today - we owe it all to you and
your friends !

You go to the memorial function wednesday and I hope you and Danny have a
good time remembering and celebrating the lives of those that are no longer with
us. Take our love and thoughts with you too OK....

From Carly and all at 'manutdtalk.com'
 
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Well said Carly. If there were more Harry Gregg's in this world it would be a much better place. Harry is a hero.
 

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Thank you harry you are a truely amazing man, you said on the bbc4 programme that the people who died were shining lights and they got taken away from there familys but you kept so many of those lights shining brightly for us all.

Thankyou.



Make Harry a Sir not just a MBE.
Sir Harry Gregg
 

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The word 'hero' is overused in todays society and many footballers have been described as 'heroes'.

However, Harry Gregg is the true definition of this word. The bravery he showed when facing what must have been a terrifying scenario to rescue those people from the plane is incredible.

His actions on that day will always be remembered and so will the terrific goal keeping performances he put in for the greatest club side in the World - Manchester United.

Thank you Harry.
 

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well said watched the programme last night. meeting the woman who you saved and meeting her son that is only here now becauase you saved her very hard wathcing so living through it must have been awful. the fact that you play down what you did is humble in the extreme. a wonderful man who quite frankly after all the personal tragedy you have occurred in your life deserves all the praise he gets.
 

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Agreed, well said Carly....
I really enjoyed the programmes last night and it was great for us younger fans to learn more about the Babes and that fateful night.
Thanks for everything you did for the club. You are a hero to millions worldwide.
I hope the anniversary goes well for you and your family.
All the best.
 

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he should be knighted as far as im concerned.Harry,u are a legend and a hero and have written your name in the annals of Mand United history.Thank you.
 

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Harry is not a hero .

He said this much himself many times .

What he was and is is a man who could not turn his back on his friends and those in need of his help .

He was also a silly bugger and if asked in cold light of day was what he did sensible would reply no .

He is the embodyment of the men who raided machine gun nests in war because the sods had killed their friends .

He is also the sort who would give back every tribute medal etc to have one of his mates that died by his side tommorow .

he will have never had a day pass when that day does not return in some way .

Lets hope that the survivors of the day can celebrate the lives of those that were lost tommorow and laugh at the good times they had .

And if the world had a few million more like him it would be a far better place to be
 

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First of all, what to say?

I am speechless

Thank you so much, i have let my mother read this and she agrees, we will print it off and show him

To read through this without my spine tingling is impossible

I do appoligise i really am speechless

I would just like to thank you very much for those words they mean so much

Im off bed now as i have a long day in front of me

Many Thanks Again

Danny
 
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Watching Harry Gregg on so many programs recall his memories has opened so many eyes.

Listening to so many describe him as a hero and hearing of his actions that sad day has taught many what the true meaning of the word hero really is.

A great great man, more than a hero, an inspiration to everyone, not just United supporters, but millions worldwide.

Stand tall and stand proud Harry. Thank you and deepest respect to you sir.

God bless you.
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haggler said:
Harry is not a hero .

He said this much himself many times .

What he was and is is a man who could not turn his back on his friends and those in need of his help .

He was also a silly bugger and if asked in cold light of day was what he did sensible would reply no .

He is the embodyment of the men who raided machine gun nests in war because the sods had killed their friends .

He is also the sort who would give back every tribute medal etc to have one of his mates that died by his side tommorow .

he will have never had a day pass when that day does not return in some way .

Lets hope that the survivors of the day can celebrate the lives of those that were lost tommorow and laugh at the good times they had .

And if the world had a few million more like him it would be a far better place to be
Well said. I can add nothing to that. Best to you and yours, Harry
 

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Calls grow for goalie Gregg to be given knighthood

source: sundaylife.co.uk

Sunday, February 17, 2008

By Joe Oliver

Calls are growing for football legend Harry Gregg to be given a knighthood.

Fans have long believed the MBE he received in 1995 was scant recognition for his heroic actions in the Munich air disaster.

And it's understood the name of the modest Coleraine man is to be put forward by an influential lobby, including senior figures at Old Trafford.

Last week 75-year-old Harry joined fellow Munich survivors - including Sir Bobby Charlton - for an emotional memorial service.

Twenty-three people, among them eight of the iconic Busby Babes, died after their plane crashed on take-off during a blizzard at Munich airport on February 6, 1958.

Gregg crawled bleeding from the burning wreckage - but returned time after time to help passengers and team-mates.

He pulled to safety pregnant Vera Lukic and her baby daughter Venona, as well as his badly injured boss Matt Busby.

Gregg also trailed Dennis Violett, Bobby Charlton and Jackie Blanchflower to safety.

The big goalie has always shunned the hero tag but he remains an inspirational figure.

Gary McAllister of the Amalgamation of Northern Ireland Supporters Clubs, told Sunday Life: "Harry's a football legend, a man of great courage and principle.

"He should have been knighted long ago and there are many, including those in the IFA, who would love to nominate him."

East Londonderry MP Gregory Campbell said: "Harry Gregg is an outstanding ambassador for Northern Ireland and football. Such an honour would be richly deserved for a very courageous man and I would be delighted to support it."

United websites went into overdrive about a knighthood even before the memorial service at Old Trafford.

Manchester-based supporters group chairman Greg Fulton said: "I was only a youngster when it happened, but the people in this city will never forget Harry Gregg. 'Sir Harry' has a fantastic ring to it and we're certainly in the vanguard of support for that."
 
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